Ways to Donate

  • Donate Online, by Mail or Phone

    Donate Online: One Time or Monthly Click here to make a secure donation through our online donation page powered by Live Impact. You can give a one-time donation or sign up to give monthly. Credit cards and PayPal are accepted.

    Donate by Mail Please make your check made payable to “Community Solutions” and mail to our main office:  Community Solutions, 9015 Murray Avenue, Ste. 100, Gilroy, CA 95020

    Donate by Phone To make a credit card donation by phone, please call Lisa DeSilva, Chief Development Officer, at (408) 846-4717.

  • 2022 Holiday Gift Catalog

    Choose life-changing gifts for everyone on your holiday list! You’re going to love selecting the perfect, thoughtful gift for your loved ones AND helping a local family in crisis. Then share the joy with honor cards! You’ll know you’re having a huge difference, and you will see examples of lives you’ve changed in future newsletters.

    Click here to view our 2022 Holiday Gift Catalog.

    Order by December 15th in order to receive honor cards in time for the holidays.

  • Donor Advised Funds

    Have a DAF? Making a donation to Community Solutions from your DAF is an easy way to positively impact the lives of local children, families and adults who depend on Community Solutions.

    Click the link below to get started:

  • Make a Bequest or Legacy Gift

    Planned giving is a wonderful way to make a lasting impact on the children, families and individuals in crisis in our community. It supports our vital programs and sets an example for your children and grandchildren about the importance of philanthropy.

    The National Association of Charitable Gift Planners website provides helpful information about planned giving or contact Lisa DeSilva, Chief Development Officer at (408) 846-4717 or lisa.desilva@communitysolutions.org.

  • Client Wish List

    Even small donations of simple items can make a big difference in someone’s life. Your donation of any of the items below will immediately help a family or individual in need in our community:

    • Full-size toiletries: shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste, tooth brushes, body wash
    • Feminine hygiene items
    • Diapers, wipes, baby wash, baby shampoo
    • Cleaning supplies & laundry detergent
    • Packages of socks and underwear (kid & adult sizes)
    • Gift cards for necessities (Walmart, Target, Safeway, Dollar Store, gas cards)
    • Gift cards for family fun (restaurants, movies, family activities)
    • Cell phones, new or used (details below)

    Cell Phones Community Solutions collects new and used cell phones to benefit the women who use our confidential domestic violence shelter, La Isla Pacifica. Cell phones can be dropped off at any one of our Hollister, Gilroy, Morgan Hill, or San Jose office locations. Batteries and chargers are useful but not necessary for the donation.

    If you would like to donate “Wish List” items or for more information, please contact us at: volunteer@communitysolutions.org

  • Holiday Giving Program

    Every year volunteers and donors come together to provide holiday gifts and essentials to more than 600 children and families in our local community.

    Community members are invited to “adopt” a family for the holiday season and donate one “wish list” item and one “needed” item for each person in the family they adopt.

    Ways you can participate: 

    • Adopt a family
    • Donate new toys or gifts
    • Donate gift cards (Target, Walmart, grocery stores)
    • Make a cash donation (our volunteers will do the shopping for you)
    • Volunteer

    To participate or for more information, please contact us at: volunteer@communitysolutions.org

  • Other Ways to Support Our Clients

    There are many other ways you can support the children, families and individuals we serve. These are just a few:

    • Shop using Amazon Smile and Amazon will donate .5% of your eligible purchases to Community Solutions
    • Make a gift in honor/memory of a loved one. A letter acknowledging the gift will be sent to the person(s) you designate without the amount of the gift being included.

    • Ask your employer about their Matching Gifts Program. Many employers will match all or a portion of donations made to charitable organizations. Inquire through your HR department.

    • Donate stock, marketable securities, real estate or life insurance. There are many benefits to the donor when making a charitable donation of stock, marketable securities, real estate or life insurance. Please check with your financial advisor to determine the best option for you.

At Community Solutions I met some wonderful women who helped me with my fears and helped me understand that I did not deserve to be abused by anyone.

Luz, age 50, Solutions to Violence

[Community Solutions] helped me with my problems and were there when I was having hard times. They have helped my family with a place to live and helped us pay some bills and buy some food when we needed it.

Serena, age 15, Child & Youth Behavioral Health

I cannot describe very well but all I know is that each day is getting better. Your program helps.

Jin, age 62, Adult Behavioral Health

Thanks to the program, I left the ugly house I was living in that had two small windows for the 8 of us, dirt floors, broken windows, no door, and the toilet always clogging. Now my children and I have a nice apartment where we have more space, privacy, and carpet where we can be barefoot.

Teresa, age 38, Solutions to Violence Supportive Housing Program
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